You left out ExxonMobil blanketing all the main TV channels with ads about how incredibly SAFE their oil sands development in CA is. Meanwhile,
anti-oil sands demonstrators are being arrested in front of the presidential
house as we speak (or write).
] On Behalf Of Steve Farmer
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2011 3:32 PM
Cc: Steve Farmer
Subject: [Indo-Eurasia] It's not the weekend yet, or is it.?
It's not the weekend yet -- which we ordinarily reserve for political
discussions or light analysis of pseudo-archaeology -- but it might as well
In the mass media of the world's (once, would-be, etc.) greatest power,
every day is part of an intellectual holiday.
Forget the collapsing world economy, ongoing murders by US troops in
Afghanistan, the (now long forgotten) nuclear catastrophe in Japan, global
Instead, all the real news fit to print. From (via the Associated Press) the
national newspaper USA Today this afternoon, the top story as I write in
Google's "US news" aggregator:
> Obama aide: Speech won't conflict with football
> By David Jackson, > USA TODAY
> Updated 1h 53m ago
> By Evan Vucci, AP
> We have a date for President Obama's speech on joblessness --
> Thursday, Sept. 8.
> What we don't have is a specific time -- though we know he will be done by
> 8:30 p.m., which happens to be the start time for the season-opening pro
> football game between the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints.
> "I can assure all you football fans that he will be completed before
> kick-off," White House spokesman Jay Carney said....
> The White House has long been mindful that Thursday night also features
> the season opener for the National Football League, New Orleans at Green
> When a reporter asked Carney if the speech will constitute a
> "pre-game show," the spokesman said: "It means he will have the opportunity to watch
> the game, like millions of other Americans."
Far-sighted world leadership!
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